Promoting healthy lifestyles in Missouri ~ one person at a time

Welcome to the MOSBIRT site!

MOSBIRT expands the existing continuum of care to include screening individuals for risky alcohol, tobacco, prescription and other drug use in general medical settings. There is an emerging body of research and clinical experience that supports the use of SBIRT as a set of effective interventions for persons at risk. These services have proven to significantly reduce ongoing medical costs, reduce the use of alcohol and drugs, and increase levels of abstinence.

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Security alert

The Heartbleed Bug is a serious bug effecting around 20% of the world's internet servers.

To allay any concerns that you may have MOSBIRT and eSBIRT are not, and have never been, vulnerable to the Heartbleed bug.

For more information on this bug read this post by Brian Chen in the New York Times.

Grant Highlights

As of October 1, 2013 the MOSBIRT grant project will no longer fund direct SBIRT services but the services will continue at most of the sites. We have been granted a one year No Cost Extension to provide technical assistance to the new Health Home sites, write final project reports, provide online SBIRT training, and maintain the eSBIRT web site which providers use to guide and document their SBIRT activities. The Grant Highlight Report contains some of the outcomes and accomplishments of the 5 year project.

National SBIRT Funding Trends

A report entitled, An Analysis of National Funding Trends for SBI Services was prepared that looked at the status of the Screening and Brief Intervention (SBI) and the Health and Behavior Assessment (HBAI) Medicaid codes of each state. This report indicates that the activation of the codes on Missouri’s Medicaid schedule would return between $3.25 and $5.25 for each dollar spent.

What is SBIRT?

Congratulations to Jennifer Bartlett, Jacob Chavez, and Marla Gamble (Health Coaches from Springfield) on their acceptance for the MINT, Inc.’s TNT. MINT, Inc., the official organization for the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers, sponsors the TNT, the Training for New Trainers, held every other year in North America and Europe. After completing the MINT sponsored TNT, participants are eligible to become members of the MINT, Inc. Members have access to resources and ongoing training with William Miller and Stephen Rollnick and other experts in Motivational Interviewing.

MOSBIRT's Columbia Team

MOSBIRT's Columbia Team was recognized by the Wellness Resource Center for their participation in two campus wide screening events. Six health coaches screened about 650 students in these two events. While they do not count the screenings towards overall MOSBIRT numbers they do provide BE services to the students screened through these outreach events.

Congratulations to the Columbia team!

Help for tobacco users

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Medicaid Provider Bulletin

  • Smoking Cessation for Pregnant Women
  • MO HEALTHNET Managed Healthcare Enrollees


A joint publication of the American Public Health Association (APHA) and Education Development Center, Inc., Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention: A Guide for Public Health Practitioners provides the information, skills, and tools needed to conduct screening and brief intervention (SBI) to help at-risk drinkers reduce their alcohol use.


 MOSBIRT presents at DMH 2011 Spring Training Institute

Barba Keehn presenting

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